Chess News

Daniel Lucas, USCF Director of Publications and Chess Life Editor, will run the New York City Marathon this coming weekend. He is grateful for the support and publicity for his Scholastic chess fundraising drive at Crowdrise.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:44 pm
US Women's Champion GM Irina Krush will be a special guest at the 2014 National K-12 Grades Chess Championships in Orlando. She will give a simultaneous exhibition and host a lecture, Q+A and blitz session.
Posted: October 27, 2014, 3:54 pm
Jim Thoune of Bowling Green, Kentucky, won the U.S. Blind Championship in Pittsburgh, PA (October 24-25) after a stunning upset of Stephen Brumagin of Los Angeles, rated 360 points higher.
Posted: October 26, 2014, 12:14 pm
GM Chirila analyzes his key games from the Millionaire Chess Open and also gives us an exclusive look into the groundbreaking event, from the VIP room to how the top young players unwind after the games.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:18 pm
The Man Vs. The Machine (Directed by Frank Marshall) explores Garry Kasparov's historic match vs. Deep Blue. The short documentary features FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, GM Maurice Ashley Bruce Pandolfini.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 3:06 am
Claudia Munoz wraps up her trip to World Junior in India with inspiring wisdom on how to finish a tournament strong and her motivation going forward.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:23 pm
Kostya Kavutskiy covers key games from the Millionaire Open in Las Vegas, including runner-up GM Ray Robson's win over GM David Berczes.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:41 pm
FM Alisa Melekhina gives her impressions of the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, including interviewes with champion GM Wesley So and founder GM Maurice Ashley.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:16 am
National Chess Day on Saturday October 11, 2014 was celebrated by amateurs and masters in Grand Prixs and promotional events from coast to coast, from Alabama to Idaho.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 2:25 pm
Chess at any age! Alex Dunne's Game of the Month for October features a win from 108-year-old Canadian hall of famer Zoltan Saros and annotations from James Tracz (pictured).
Posted: October 15, 2014, 11:43 am

The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Players from India won six medals at the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa, twice the number as Russia.
Posted: October 5, 2014, 4:00 am
A team from Azerbaijan won the European Club Cup with a roster of players from six countries.
Posted: September 28, 2014, 4:00 am
For years, Sonny Gibbs sold flowers and taught chess at the edge of a playground, but the parks department banished him this spring because he had no permit.
Posted: September 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Bartlomiej Macieja, the chess coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville, finished a half-point ahead of a Ukrainian grandmaster that the Masters tournament in North Carolina.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan’s victory in this year’s Grand Prix series may help her defend the women’s world championship.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:00 am
Fabiano Caruana won his first seven games at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis and wrapped up the title well before the tournament was over.
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:00 am
The tournament is intended to be the first step in a multiyear plan to organize and run tournaments with big prize funds.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:00 am
Samuel Sevian is expected to make grandmaster before his 14th birthday in December, a year faster than the current American record holder.
Posted: August 31, 2014, 4:00 am

Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala (2727), the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World, held a simultaneous chess exhibition on 29th October at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade. GM Harikrishna played on 30 boards against public figures (actors, politicians, athletes, etc.), University professors, representatives of the media, children, etc. [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:12 pm
Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014. The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Vishvanathan Anand (India). The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:07 pm
Three engines lead the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC. Komodo, Houdini and Gull obtained 4/5 points to share first place, followed by Stockfish (3.5/5), Chiron (3/5) and Junior (3/5). The leaders won their games in the fifth round. Gull defeated Hannibal, Houdini outplayed Naum, while Komodo  won against Chiron. You can see some of the interesting fragments [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:39 pm
German players GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and  IM Matthias Bluebaum lead 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament with perfect 5/5 score. They are followed by a group of no less than 19 players who obtained 4.5/5 points. Nisipeanu was much better after move 15th in his game against Graf and easily converted, while Bluebaum defeated Ukrainian GM Olekseinko in a [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:11 pm
The University of Texas at Dallas is organizing the 2014 UTDallas Fall FIDE Open from 21-26th November at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Park Central, 13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, USA. The 9-round Swiss event with the time control G/90+30sec is open to players rated over 2000 FIDE or 2200 USCF. The event is [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:18 pm
The 3rd Yuriy Privalov Memorial is taking place from 28th October to 2nd November 2014 in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The event is a 10-player IM round-robin tournament with top seed IM Petr Golubka. Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 8:00 am
The battle of the generations “Shchelkunchik-2014″ Chess Tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, businessman Oleg Skvortsov and Chess Support Fund on 19-25th December 2014. The Pre-New Year’s tournament will be held in Moscow Central Chess House to gather “Kings” and “Princes”. The team of the “Kings” will consist of the experienced GM Peter [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 8:00 am
Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ on 1-8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Bleart”****  in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast. More information about the tournament format and prizes here. The preliminary list of players consists of 83 players [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:26 am
The 41st Indian Individual Women Premier Chess Championship 2014 is taking place from 25th October to 5th November 2014 in Sangli, a city in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. The event is a round-robin tournament in eleven rounds. Top seed is last year’s winner WGM Mary Ann Gomes (2355). Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:00 am
The 14th Sautron Chess Open is taking place from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The event is a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:56 am

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